The Annual Making Time National Debate 2015

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The Annual Making Time National Debate 2015

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Making Time Debate 3rd Annual Final, Galway        #MakingTimeDebate2015    This year on the 25th March the 3rd Annual Making Time National Debate (MTD) was held at NUI Galway. This year the MTD final was hosted in collaboration with the fledgling Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Society (CCAFS) of NUI Galway, led by Student Outreach Group (SOG) member […]

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Information evening with Projects Abroad at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre

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On Tuesday 1st July, at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, Projects Abroad held an information evening, which gave an overview of the wide range of projects offered, spread across almost 30 countries around the globe, in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Recruitment Manager, and Country Director for Ireland, Anna […]

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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Story of Promise

“TB is the child of poverty—and also its parent and provider” Archbishop Desmond Tutu It can be easy to overlook that certain diseases are curable, when their disproportionately high prevalence and incidence rates suggest otherwise. Tuberculosis is one of those diseases; under-represented, and insufficiently supported, yet still it affects billions of people and animals worldwide, […]

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The Making Time National Debate on Global Health 2014

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Last Thursday, April 10th, the University of Limerick (UL) chapter of the Irish Forum for Global Health Student Outreach Group (SOG), had the pleasure of hosting the All-Ireland Final of the 2nd Annual Making Time Debate on Global Health, at the Graduate Entry Medical School, UL. Two students from each of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), […]

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Student Outreach Group Marks International Women’s Day

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Every year on March 8th, individuals from around the world celebrate the achievements and contributions of women everywhere. People have been making tributes to women for centuries, dating back to the women’s suffrage movement in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, which was spurred by some of the political campaigns and social reforms of the […]

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Student Vlog – World Toilet Day

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Student Vlog – World Toilet Day As a follow-up to the first Vlog regarding preparing for WTD on November 19th, this new Vlog by SOG member Chiedza Mcclean shows us what happened during World Toilet Day. With interviews from the famous footballer Dr. David Hickey, and WASH experts from Ireland, check out the link below […]

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From a Whisper to a Roar – Increasing momentum for the HIV and AIDS response globally

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From a Whisper to a Roar: Increasing momentum for the HIV and AIDS response globally With the HIV epidemic in its fourth decade, the focus has shifted from the dark days of the height of AIDS to the reality of what it is like to live long term with HIV. Questions such as: how can […]

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Why we need to streamline a multi-pronged response to child and maternal health initiatives

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Why we need to streamline a multi-pronged response to child and maternal health initiatives According to the WHO, in 2012, there were 6.6 million under-five child deaths, 44% of which occurred in their first 28 days of life. In 2010, 280 000 women died due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. The overwhelming number of preventable […]

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Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

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Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy Every day in the global south 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. Who is She? Where is She? She’s all but 15 years old, She is the over marginalized, under represented, often excluded, minority. She is living in poverty, without access to adequate […]

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